Frank Grillo - Celebriteis attend the World Premiere of 'Captain America: Civil War' at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 12th April 2016
The Purge is an annual night where all crime - including murder - is legal. After years of crime rates growing out of control, a no tolerance approach on law breakers was enforced on citizens. Anyone found to be breaking the law on a night that wasn't the allocated date
For each person who supports the night there are people who have fallen victim to the crimes it brings and wish it to be brought to an end. A set of the rich sociality with a dark and dangerous sadistic secret pay to see people murdered and happily watch on whilst the victims suffer horrendous violence. Innocent people are frequently killed on Purge nights - anyone seen as an easy target can find themselves in life threatening situations.
Senator Charlene Roan was one such victim, years earlier she lost her family on Purge night and now she's running for president to have the night banned. On what could potentially be the last purge night in history, the senator finds herself in danger; despite going to extreme caution and recruiting the most reliable people to protect her, she and security force find themselves targets.
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As the world of Marvel super heroes become ever more entwined, Captain America: Civil War picks up where Ant-Man ends. As the Avengers take on more and more missions, the damage they cause is ever increasing and the government feel it's time to put an end to their unlimited power.
Captain America gains information so sensitive that he knows even his closest friends aren't going to believe it, Captain America and Falcon are alone. With The Avengers now broken into two sides, Captain America believing the superheroes shouldn't be regulated and Iron Man on the other, believing the government have a valid argument.
Can The Avengers overcome their differences and fight a new force that threatens to destroy the world as we know it. Captain America: Civil War sees many of our favourite Marvel character appear, these include: Black Widow, Hawkeye, Spider-Man, Black Panther & War Machine.
Hazel is a teenage girl with a particularly acute case of agoraphobia; a fear of wide open spaces. Not only does this girl avoid going outside, she barely leaves her room and avoids windows at all costs. Hazel's on medication to control her anxiety, but her mother Dee decides that it's about time she sought proper treatment for her daughter which is when she discovers a remote clinic in the desert specialising in her condition. Hazel is shut in the trunk of a truck with a torch for the journey there to keep her calm, and her hiding place is overlooked when the van is suddenly jumped by two masked and armed robbers named Jesse and Pru. Shots are fired and Hazel eventually emerges to find her mother critically injured. Their destination is only a few miles away but now it's in Hazel's hands to get help - and that means facing her demons once and for all.
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'The Purge: Anarchy' is better than the original.
Last year's sleeper hit The Purge was an unusually intelligent thriller starring Ethan Hawke as a security expert whose work is challenged by villains who target him on the one night of the year when laws are suspended and people can express their violent impulses in whatever way they want.
Frank Grillo [R] in 'The Purge: Anarchy'
Set in 2022, the film says that these Purge nights have reduced crime and unemployment by ridding society of undesirables, so the fact that wealthy security-system designer Hawke and his family become the hunted adds a strong irony to the darker political themes.
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After last year's break-out hit thriller, writer-director James DeMonaco is back with the flip-side of the story, which jettisons the irony and and thematic subtlety in favour of in-your-face brutality. This time the account of a night of lawful violence is told from the opposite perspective, poor people who are targeted by sadistic rich people who are trying to cleanse their souls with a bit of grisly murder.
It's set one year later, in 2023 Los Angeles as the annual 12-hour Purge is about to begin. The idea is to cleanse society of its violent urges, but this has turned into an all-out war between heavily armed militias hired by the wealthy to capture poor people for their own homicidal entertainment. As an underground activist (Michael K. Williams) calls for a grassroots uprising, the waitress Eva (Carmen Ejogo) is just trying to get through the night alive with her teen daughter Cali (Zoe Soul). When they're attacked, an unnamed stranger (Frank Grillo) comes to their rescue, and they're soon joined by a couple (Zach Gilford and Keile Sanchez) whose car picked the wrong time and place to break down. Together, these five attempt to escape pursuit by two vicious gangs: lowlife mercenaries looking for fresh blood to sell to wealthy clients and a high-tech army bent on all-out massacre.
It's deeply contrived that these two gangs are deliberately, tenaciously and seemingly supernaturally pursuing these five people, but DeMonaco never flinches, so the audience just has to go with it. Much of the movie consists of massive nighttime street battles, but there are some more deranged interludes that hold the attention much better. At one point, they take refuge in the downtown home of one of Eva's colleagues (Justina Machado), a drunken party that is clearly spiralling out of control even before they arrived. A little later, they are dragged right into a variation on The Hunger Games. And while four of our heroes are running for their lives, Grillo's character has something more violent in mind: he's seeking revenge against the drunk driver who killed his son.
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'The Purge: Anarchy' opened this weekend - how does it stack up to the first film?
The Purge: Anarchy hit theaters this weekend, and it’s the sequel to last year’s monster hit, The Purge, which grossed nearly $90 million with a budget of $3 million. Its sequel, with a budget this time of $9 million, is reported as raking in around $28 million in its opening weekend - down just a tad to what the first film achieved, which was $34.1 million. The Purge: Anarchy, which contains a cast featuring Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, and Zach Gilford, follows a year after the events of the first movie on the night of the purge, where all crime is legal for 12 hours - and a couple, Shane and Liz, find themselves stranded on the streets trying to survive the night.
Frank Grillo stars in 'The Purge: Anarchy'
It’s an interesting premise that stays true to what The Purge is while branching out into its endless possibilities. The first movie, which has a 38% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 41 on Metacritic, revolved around the events of the night taking place inside of a house. It was limited, and most critics slammed it for its predictability and lack of inventiveness, but it always seemed to be praised for its intensity and scare factor. The fact that Anarchy takes us into the world outside of the walls adds a different dimension to what we didn’t see in the first movie. Despite its potential, does The Purge: Anarchy fix its previous problems and improve on its bright points?
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'The Purge: Anarchy' has scored far better reviews than it's predecessor, and director James DeMonaco appears to have learned from his mistakes.
James DeMonaco's horror flick The Purge was a modest sleeper hit for Universal Pictures in 2013, making over $80 million at the box-office on a budget of just $3 million. It wasn't groundbreaking, but if nothing else it offered a relatively original premise: for a twelve hour period in the near future, all crime in the United States is made legal.
Set one year after the original, The Purge: Anarchy focuses on couple Shane and Liz who drive to a relative's house in Los Angeles to wait out the Purge. However when their car RUNS OUT OF GAS, they are forced to flee from masked attackers.
This is the Marvel movie that divides the fans from the casual filmgoers, as the movies become more like a TV series in which the world is saved from disaster every week. While it's shot and acted to an unusually high standard, the script treats the characters like pawns to throw at each other rather than real human beings. So while it's hugely entertaining, there isn't a hint of actual tension or suspense.
Now settling into life in the 21st century, super-powered soldier Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and his cohort Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) are horrified when the mysterious, seemingly indestructible Winter Soldier launches an attack on Shield Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) on the streets of Washington DC. Suspected of being on the wrong side, Steve and Natasha set out to find out what's up, drafting in angry veteran Sam (Anthony Mackie) and his whizzy flying-wings accessory. Meanwhile, Shield boss Pierce (Robert Redford) is carrying on with launching a wildly heavy-handed security system for America.
Marvel show-runner Kevin Feige works hard to make these movies fit loosely into the overarching mythology while standing on their own. But this is the ninth time these superheroes have had to save the world since 2008's Iron Man, and it's getting a bit tired. This chapter introduces a perviously unseen darkness in the evil agency Hydra, but the real innovation here is the use of gritty Bourne-style direction for the lucid action sequences.
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Steve Rogers has awoken after a deep sleep lasting 70 years following his fight with Nazi adversary the Red Skull during World War II. Things are a lot different now, however, which is more than enough for him to contend with, but when he is forcibly enlisted in the superhero group S.H.I.E.L.D. by the morally questionable Nick Fury, he soon finds himself in immediate danger once again. Unable to trust most of the people around him, he finds comfort in his S.H.I.E.L.D. cohorts, namely Natasha Romanoff AKA Black Widow and Sam Wilson AKA Falcon. Together, the group set out to tackle the world's latest threat, but when one member of S.H.I.E.L.D. is targeted and attacked in mysterious circumstances, they start to wonder if they are getting the whole picture. With assassins on Rogers' tail incessantly, he starts to uncover the planet's real menace in the form of the legendary Winter Soldier.
'The Purge' gets its training wheels taken off in the sequel. Are you prepared for 'Anarchy'?
Just over a year after the release of The Purge, James DeMonaco will drop the next instalment of the chilling sci-fi thriller, The Purge: Anarchy. The original bombed with critics but fared surprisingly well at the box office, making $90 million on a $3 million budget and meaning an even more terrifying sequel was given the go-ahead straight away.
The idea behind The Purge is pretty simple yet chillingly believable: once a year on "Purge Night," everything becomes legal in America, including robbery, rape and murder, for 12 hours. The back-story is that the government needed a way to control the population whilst keeping crime down and for 364.5 days a year, US citizens enjoy a utopia of zero crime and high employment.
Whilst the first movie saw Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey harbour a murderous syndicate during the purge, meaning a chilling band of killers is brought to their front door. In Anarchy, a couple are risking their safety by driving home late on the night of the purge but they think they'll just about make it.
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